J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury

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5711 reviews
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J. Gilbert's is an "upscale casual" steakhouse serving prime-aged beef cooked over a mesquite wood-fired grill. Guests enjoy various cuts of steak, fresh seafood (including award-winning crab cakes) & other house made favorites like the Maytag Blue potato chips & chocolate velvet cake. The cozy atmosphere includes fire side dining, rich wood, brick & soft lighting where you can enjoy dinner for two or host a large party. The extensive martini & wine list offers the perfect compliment to an excellent meal delivered with attentive service. J. Gilbert's is open for dinner seven days a week, beginning at 4pm Monday through Saturday and 3pm on Sundays. Reservations are highly recommended.
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SC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great steak and you get 2 sides with your meal instead of having to pay for ala cart for everything. Nice ambience and wait staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Don, was absolutely outstanding! We really enjoyed our conversations with him. :-)

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JG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really great mashed potatoes but the salmon was somewhat bland and the green beans nearly raw. I was expecting better. The rest of my group enjoyed their dinner more

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines dinner great meal and service

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MV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. We love J Gilbert's. My birthday is coming up in March. Do you guys provide coupons or Birthday discounts? Thanks

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CH
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third time there and we definitely keep coming back! Every single one of our servers have been wonderful and the food is fantastic!! We love the Pretzel Crusted Onion Rings and their steak is the best we’ve ever had! We rave about them to everyone we know. We will be back next month for our birthdays!

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RL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service was excellent
i can't wait to visit again

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfection..! Highly recommend..!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were having our valentines dinner excellent experience as always!

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DG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nathan was a great waiter. He was very personable. The chef shouldn't definitely view the typo on the menu as fortuitous - the creamed corn on the baked potato was excellent and very unique (thanks to Nathan for helping us out with that too).

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Don’t go during any holiday. Any other time of the year is fine. I have been dining here for 15 years. Overall a good place to eat.

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k
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband ordered his steak medium well and came out very very rare. Our waiter took the piece of meat off the dish and wiped off the blood on the dish leaving the sides swimming in the blood. Thankfully the manager came over and took the whole plate away and gave him a properly cooked piece of meat with new sides. The resolved the issue quite quickly.

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CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was phenomenal! The food is excellent! I go here every year for my birthday because they are truly exceptional. Thank you for being great!!

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CC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch food, service and ambiance. My favorite restaurant, but it was a little pricey over the Valentine's weekend (my dinner was $65). It was the best I ever had there, though. Always worth saving and going to J. Gilberts!

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L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my night spent at J. Gilbert's very much. The food was amazing from salad, to entrees, to desserts. The ambiance was perfect and our waiter was amazing as well and very attentive. It was worth every dime spent.

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CO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a gift card and only go out to eat probably once a month. We didn’t know what to expect, but we were overwhelmed with how perfect everything was. Our server was absolutely phenomenal.. treated us like royalty. My boyfriend was absolutely astonished by how good all of the food was. We recommend the filet mignon and the lobster Mac and cheese, also if you like a little kick definitely get the calamari! We loved it so much we decided to come back once a year, regardless of how pricey it was.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Superb! I loved the quality of my steak. It was tender, tasty, and cooked to perfection!

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R
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great customer service and amazing food. They even gave us complimentary dessert since it’s our first time there.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal, service and ambiance as always!

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food selection excellent, especially the steak/beef dishes. Service is always top notch with the timing between courses and waiter interactions just right. The birthday confetti on the centerpiece was much appreciated by our daughter, the birthday girl.

thanks.

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ML
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never order appetizers (we want to still be able to enjoy the entree, appetizers here are amazing but just very filling). At the most, we might eat the bread and butter. Our entrees are almost always their ribeyes. Tomahawk if its on their special.

J Gilbert’s has always been our go to for a steak dinner. It has become our standard now, any other steakhouse will automatically be compared to this place.

They have always maintained consistency. Service is always the same: friendly and attentive. Food so far has always been cooked perfectly to your liking.

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and always great food.

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SC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak cooked perfectly. Flavorful dry aged beef matched with their signature Manhattan is in a league of it's own.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

god food, excellent service but overly high prices

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RF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful Valentine's dinner! We started with the specialty cocktail Blackberry martini ... wonderful! My husband had a fillet with the maple glazed shrimp and I had the lamb with risotto. Both were delicious and done to perfection. Dessert was coconut cake for my husband, which he now has decided is his new favorite and chocolate velvet cake for myself. You really have to try this restaurant!

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DB
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The bartender was odd and not overly nice. Slapping another bartender on his butt more than once. Weird.

Oysters were great!

Whatever they sautéed spinach in was not good. I love spinach but left half on my plate.

Steak n risotto were fab!

BUT they didn’t offer us the valentine menu and I would’ve gotten the surf n turf!

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GS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great.The service was great. We were not rushed (a surprise since it was Valentines Day)
We felt that we had our privacy ans were served very well. The food here is always top notch.

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TB
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful Valentine Dinner . The food and drinks were great. My wife had lobster tail and filet mignon and I had the lump crab cakes. From the Manhattan to the Dirty Martini and cappuccinos our drinks were great. The atmosphere was great with seating near the fireplace. Our waitress was excellent and did not rush our dining experience. This is the palce to go for great food and service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My experience was great from the receptionist to the good night wish when we left. The food excellent, great service.

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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING as always. Never been disappointing here. Definitely my favorite restaurant around

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoy J Gilbert’s about six times a year. I had made reservations approximately 6 weeks prior. When we arrived we were escorted to the front area of the restaurant. This was an area of large groups and was extremely noisy. I asked the young gentleman who escorted us to change our seats. There was no hesitation and we were relocated to the main dining room immediately . An auspicious beginning was rescued by this young man. Another great meal and evening.

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PB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jacob was a great host - he made our anniversary dinner a pleasure. Great 1st time experience, will definitely be going back more often.

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c
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Gilberts always delivers an outstanding dining experience. The food is delicious and prepared exactly as ordered. Service and ambiance are impeccable. It is wonderful to have the choice of a combination dinner of both steak and seafood. I was very happy to see the addition of a couple of French wines to
the wine list.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second year in a row coming for a special 3arly valentines dinner and it was lovely. We left with full belly's and happy hearts with a smile on our faces. Thank you.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak. Great ambiance. Good for special occasions.

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PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined at J Gilbert’s many times and have never had anything but an outstanding meal and impeccable service whether I was with a party of two or ten.

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LH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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k
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent service. A top spot that I would recommend to anyone not familiar with the area!

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TE
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

WE ALWAYS ORDER SEAFOOD AND ITS IS ALWAYS OUTSTANDING. WE DINED ON A MONDAY WHICH WAS A SURPRISE BONUS WITH 1/2 OFF BOTTLES OF WINE. 5 STARS ALL THE WAY-KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. THANK YOU

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